Soho Playa Hotel
What We Love
- Daily American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Prime location just a block from Playa del Carmen’s restaurant- and bar-lined Fifth Avenue
- Alfresco yoga classes beside the rooftop pool
- The hotel offers a 50 percent discount on passes to Mamita’s Beach Club
What To Know
- In-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block
- The beach is a five-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Urban style at the beach. The Soho Playa is a modern four-story construction with a boxy façade defined by hammock-strung balconies. Full walls of glass and a centerpiece water feature lend a Zen atmosphere in the lobby, which opens onto the bistro, where a tasty à la carte breakfast is served each morning. On the rooftop, guests have access to the petite pool and loungers, plus daily alfresco yoga classes and occasional dinners and events.
Bed and Bath
The comfy, spacious bedrooms are done up in purple and cream shades, with boho touches in the patchwork blankets, mismatched pillows and rough-hewn hardwood headboards. Most of the simple bathrooms have standalone glass showers, though a handful have deep soaking jet tubs. All the modern comforts are present, including free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and, in larger rooms, coffeemakers, but the best feature is the simplest: a private balcony strung with a colorful hammock made by local Mayan artisans.
Start your day with breakfast in the ground-floor bistro, or grab a coffee to go and make for Mamita’s Beach Club, a five-minute walk away. Guests receive 50 percent off lounger passes, but go early to claim yours and beat the crowds. Or you can head up to the hotel’s rooftop pool area for more secluded sun worship, plus Caribbean views. You can also take the daily yoga class on the rooftop; ask the staff for the monthly schedule. There’s no spa or fitness center, but in-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block.
In the Area
The Soho Playa is just a block from a prime patch of Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s frenetic main thoroughfare. There are curiously few good Mexican restaurants, but you’ll find local specialties at Maiz de Mar, Almirante Peche and the hip Plank. For beach time, nab your lounger early at Mamita’s Beach Club or arrive after dark for a dance party on the sand. For a dose of retail therapy, Fifth Avenue favorites include Narcisa and La Bikineria. Away from Playa, make the one-hour drive to hip Tulum for culture at the ancient Mayan ruins, top eats at Hartwood, Posada Margherita and Zamas, and eco-adventures in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
How to Get There
Really lovely staff and clean rooms, would definitely reccomend. The area is close to all the beaches and great restaurants and there is plenty to do. The staff are friendly and incredibly helpful too.
The hotel is in a great location, the front desk service is good. There is a breakfast in the restaurant next to the hotel.
The room is excellent compared to the price, and very clean! the hotel is recommended.
Great spot for a weekend trip with friends! Recommended without hesitation. Ideal location, clean, quaint, nice staff, nice rooms with balconies, and good juice shop in lobby. Located in heart of Playa del Carmen.
Close to the 5th Avenue and Mamitas beach but out of the noise area. Rooms are faultless, good breakfast, nice roof terrace with bar and pool, only inconvenience is the lack of air conditioning in the lobby.
It was our first stay at Playa del Carmen and it felt like we got a steal staying at this lovely boutique hotel. Staff was warm, welcoming and very helpful. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Beds were comfortable and air conditioner worked amazingly well. The rooftop pool was great too as the beaches during this time were not very welcoming due to high amounts of seaweed. Rooftop view was nice and bar was helpful to have while lounging around. I enjoyed how the hotel was also a very short distance to shops and Quinta Avenida. So many food places to choose from and hotel includes breakfast in a healthy shop next door. We would definitely return to this hotel.